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The Big Boots Birthday Boys Quiz


How well do you know these INSP fan favorite cowboys, who just happen to share May birthdays? Let’s find out! It’s showdown time! Dust off your virtual boots, stretch those trigger fingers over the keyboard, and take our fun quiz.

John Wayne shares a birthday with this cowboy actor
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
No one
Correct
James Arness
Both John Wayne and James Arness were born on May 26th, but 16 years apart—Wayne in 1907, and Arness in 1923
The correct answer is
James Arness
Both John Wayne and James Arness were born on May 26th, but 16 years apart—Wayne in 1907, and Arness in 1923
Which cowboy is a direct descendent of a U.S. President?
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
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Glenn Ford
While all of our cowboys were outspoken about their political affiliations, Glenn Ford was the one with political familial ties, as a direct descendent of the eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren.
The correct answer is
Glenn Ford
While all of our cowboys were outspoken about their political affiliations, Glenn Ford was the one with political familial ties, as a direct descendent of the eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren.
Which actor named his son after a favorite character he played?
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
John Wayne
John Wayne named his son Ethan after the lead character in The Searchers
The correct answer is
John Wayne
John Wayne named his son Ethan after the lead character in The Searchers
This birthday cowboy ended his military service with the rank of Brigadier General
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
James Stewart
James Stewart held the highest military rank of any actor, starting out in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. After the war he continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserves
The correct answer is
James Stewart
James Stewart held the highest military rank of any actor, starting out in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII. After the war he continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserves
As if riding horses isn’t thrilling enough, which cowboy took up hang gliding at age 64?
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford is the actor who took to the skies in his golden years.
The correct answer is
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford is the actor who took to the skies in his golden years.
James Arness was mentored by this cowboy legend
John Wayne
James Stewart
Audie Murphy
Glenn Ford
Correct
John Wayne
John Wayne took the younger James Arness under his wing, not only giving him acting tips, but also recommending him to directors for roles.
The correct answer is
John Wayne
John Wayne took the younger James Arness under his wing, not only giving him acting tips, but also recommending him to directors for roles.
Which of our birthday boys studied architecture?
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
James Stewart
James Stewart is said to have never taken an acting lesson, learning the craft by doing it. However, he did study architecture at Princeton University.
The correct answer is
James Stewart
James Stewart is said to have never taken an acting lesson, learning the craft by doing it. However, he did study architecture at Princeton University.
Who was the tallest of our featured cowboys?
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
James Arness
James Arness stood at 6’7” tall, often requiring co-stars to stand on apple boxes, or him to stand in a ditch when shooting scenes together.
The correct answer is
James Arness
James Arness stood at 6’7” tall, often requiring co-stars to stand on apple boxes, or him to stand in a ditch when shooting scenes together.
One of this actor’s favorite pastimes included playing chess
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
John Wayne
Not checkers. Not dominos. Chess. John Wayne played chess. He also liked playing poker and bridge.
The correct answer is
John Wayne
Not checkers. Not dominos. Chess. John Wayne played chess. He also liked playing poker and bridge.
Which legendary Western star was the fastest gun on any Hollywood set?
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
Glenn Ford
Outlaws wouldn’t want to mess with this cowboy! Glenn Ford was the fastest gun in Hollywood, able to draw and fire his gun in 0.4 seconds, faster than James Arness and John Wayne!
The correct answer is
Glenn Ford
Outlaws wouldn’t want to mess with this cowboy! Glenn Ford was the fastest gun in Hollywood, able to draw and fire his gun in 0.4 seconds, faster than James Arness and John Wayne!
This tough cowboy was quite shy in person, and enjoyed reading poetry.
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
James Arness
Yes, James Arness, the big man with the commanding voice was actually a very quiet and private man.
The correct answer is
James Arness
Yes, James Arness, the big man with the commanding voice was actually a very quiet and private man.
Chuck Norris, of Walker, Texas Ranger fame, credits this cowboy as having a great influence on his life and career.
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
John Wayne
Chuck Norris is one of many actors who found inspiration in the life and career of John Wayne. Others include, Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
The correct answer is
John Wayne
Chuck Norris is one of many actors who found inspiration in the life and career of John Wayne. Others include, Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
This actor got into a fistfight over politics with his best buddy, another well-known actor
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
James Stewart
Yes! Mild-mannered James Stewart! He was a staunch Republican and best friend Henry Fonda, a die-hard Democrat and another actor not known for having a temper, got into it over politics. It’s said that Fonda came out the victor. The two remained good friends, but never talked politics again.
The correct answer is
James Stewart
Yes! Mild-mannered James Stewart! He was a staunch Republican and best friend Henry Fonda, a die-hard Democrat and another actor not known for having a temper, got into it over politics. It’s said that Fonda came out the victor. The two remained good friends, but never talked politics again.
Which cowboy birthday boy said, “People laugh when I say I'm not an actor, but I'm not; I play myself.”
John Wayne
James Stewart
James Arness
Glenn Ford
Correct
Glenn Ford
Though he started acting in high school plays and later with a traveling theater company, and has an impressive 111 movie and TV credits to his name, this quote is attributed to actor, Glenn Ford.
The correct answer is
Glenn Ford
Though he started acting in high school plays and later with a traveling theater company, and has an impressive 111 movie and TV credits to his name, this quote is attributed to actor, Glenn Ford.

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But you made a valiant effort! It takes practice to hit that bullseye, but we make it easy to start brushing up on your cowboy trivia.

Watch John Wayne, James Stewart, Glenn Ford and James Arness in INSP’s “Big Boots Birthday Bash” celebration all month. Check listings for movies and times.

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You didn’t quite hit the mark.

But you made a valiant effort! It takes practice to hit that bullseye, but we make it easy to start brushing up on your cowboy trivia.

Watch John Wayne, James Stewart, Glenn Ford and James Arness in INSP’s “Big Boots Birthday Bash” celebration all month. Check listings for movies and times.

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